Senior TDP Leader Muddu Krishnama Naidu Passes Away
The former minister and serving MLC passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad in the early hours while undergoing treatment for dengue.
Hyderabad | 7th February 2018
TDP senior leader, former minister and serving MLC Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad in the early hours while undergoing treatment for dengue.
A resident of Padmavathipuram in Tirupati, Naidu was admitted to a private hospital due to fever on Sunday, and, according to sources, breathed his last at around 2:50 am in the hospital.
He was 71, and is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.
Born on June 9, 1947, in Venkatramapuram village under Ramachandrapuram mandal in Chittoor district, Naidu was associated with the TDP since its inception when it was founded by actor-turned-politician N T Rama Rao in 1982. He was elected to the Assembly six times from the Puttur constituency in Chittoor district. He served as a minister in N T Rama Rao's cabinets in 1984, 1987 and 1994, and held the education and forest portfolios.
After NTR's demise, Naidu chose to align with the NTR-TDP floated by NTR's widow Lakshmi Parvathi. In 2004, he joined the Congress and was elected to the Assembly on a Congress ticket. However, he returned to the TDP in 2008, and the next year he was elected from the newly created Assembly constituency Nagari.
He lost in the 2014 elections, but was later made a member of the AP Legislative Council.
Muddu Krishnama Naidu's body will be shifted to Puttur, where last rites are likely to be performed on Thursday.
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